Shocking moment out-of-control Tesla ploughs into parked car ‘at 60mph’ as driver gets into it – but no one is hurt
- The car was travelling at 60mph when it crashed according to a neighbor
- It smashed into the parked black SUV slamming it into another car beside it
- The footage was taken on a house camera in San Francisco, California
A driver had a lucky escape when an out-of-control Tesla rammed into the back of his parked car seconds after he sat down inside it.
Shocking footage taken in San Francisco, California, shows the Tesla smash into the car at an estimated 60mph, violently shunting it and the vehicle parked beside it sideways.
Incredibly, the driver leaps out of the parked car uninjured. The man’s wife, who posted the video, said the neighbor driving the Tesla was also unhurt.
A Tesla driver slams into a parked car at ’60mph’ according to a neighbor after he lost control of the car
The white Tesla slams into the black SUV at speed, knocking it into the car parked next to it
In the video, the bearded man walks up to his parked black SUV, opens the door, takes off his bag and sits in the driving seat.
A loud rumble is heard as the white Tesla comes from behind and rams into the parked car at speed, which still has its door open.
The crash pushes the black SUV into the parked red car next to it with the man still inside as someone shouts ‘what the hell’.
He gets out of the car unscathed after shouts are heard and walks up to the Tesla, which has come to a stop.
The man gets out of his car after the crash unscathed and walks towards the Tesla to check on the driver
The man’s wife said: ‘My neighbor lost control of his Tesla and rammed into my husband’s car at 60 mph.
‘Like a boss, my husband jumped out, uninjured, and was funny in his confusion. This was taken with my house camera and no one in either car was injured.’
It is not clear whether the car was driving on its autopilot feature.
Benjamin Dean, 39, was killed in the crash on July 21 2019 in San Francisco. His wife Kelly was critically injured. They were visiting the city to celebrate their third wedding anniversary
The footage, which was recently shared online, occurred on October 28 last year, three months after a Tesla crashed into two pedestrians in San Francisco, killing one.
Benjamin Dean, 39, was fatally struck in the crash at around 2.08pm in the Tenderloin district on July 21.
An investigation into a March 2018 crash in Mountain View, California, determined that the driver who died, 38-year-old Walter Huang, was playing a video game at the time of the crash.
The Apple employee was driving the car semi-autonomously, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in February this year.
Yoshihiro Umeda, 44, was killed in April 2018 after a Telsa driving on Autopilot ran him over after the driver fell asleep behind the wheel
The company was sued on April 28 this year by the family of a Japanese man who was killed when a driver fell asleep behind the wheel of a Model X and the vehicle ‘suddenly accelerated.’
The case concerns the ‘first Tesla Autopilot-related death involving a pedestrian,’ according to court documents.
Documents filed in San Jose federal court by widow Tomomi Umeda and daughter Miyu Umeda claimed Yoshihiro Umeda, 44, was the victim of a ‘patent defect’ in Tesla’s technology.